Archive | August 7, 2014

MASSIVE DIP SPIKES ON THE MAGNETOSPHERE @ APPROX 20:00, 20:15, 20:30 hrs UTC

**EXTREMELY URGENT**
  MASSIVE DIP SPIKES ON THE MAGNETOSPHERE @ APPROX 20:00, 20:15, 20:30 hrs UTC. FURTHER EARTHQUAKES, VOLCANO ACTIVITY & ADVERSE WEATHER PATTERNS WILL BE GREATLY INFLUENCED BY THE COSMIC RAYS STRIKING THE EARTH’S CORE

***BE ALERT***

Magnetogram 07.08.14  21.49 hrs UTC

EXTREME ALERT HURRICANES TO TARGET HAWAII WILL INTENSIFY

***EXTREME ALERT***

Hurricane Alert

HURRICANES TO TARGET HAWAII WILL INTENSIFY GREATLY DUE TO INCREDIBLE VERY HIGH ENERGY ENVELOPING THE STORM SYSTEMS
 

***BE ALERT***

Plane Crash kills 2 in Idaho, USA

Plane Crash Alert

Two Utah men have died in a small plane crash in north-central Idaho.

The Idaho County Sheriff’s Office says 57-year-old pilot David Ray Fitzgerald and 61-year-old Randy Scott Butters died when their two-seat, single-engine experimental craft went down in a remote area near Yellow Pine.

Undersheriff Jim Gorges in a news release on Thursday says authorities received a report late Tuesday of a possible airplane crash involving the two men from Salt Lake City.

A search on Wednesday located the crash site. The bodies were recovered and taken to a funeral home in Grangeville.

Gorges says the men often went on sightseeing trips and were traveling from Sulphur Creek Ranch near Cascade to Dixie on a tour of backcountry airstrips.

The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating the crash.

Massive Landslide Causes Evacuation Of Hotel In Reñaca, Chile

07.08.14 Chile Landslide

HEAVY RAIN IN THE VALPARAÍSO REGION HAS LED TO A MASSIVE LANDSLIDE IN THE CITY OF REÑACA FORCING THE HOTEL & APART COSTA TO EVACUATE ALL ITS GUESTS AND CAUSING SERIOUS DAMAGE TO ITS INFRASTRUCTURE
The Valparaíso Region has been taking lots of heavy rain the last couple of days, and yesterday mud started running down the slope of a hill just behind The Apart Hotel in Barros Arana Street, destroying windows and walls as it entered the first floor.
 
No people were hurt due to the rapid evacuation, but belongings like phones and wallets were lost in the mud stream. Several vehicles outside the building were also damaged.
 
“Thank God no one has been hurt. The damage is inside where there is one and a half meters of mud, and all the furniture is lost. The first and second floor is completely lost,” said the manager of the Apart Hotel, María Hernández.
 
Staff of the Transportation Section arrived later, and began the process of removing the sediment and cleaning up.
 
It is speculated that the hill gave in to the rain, as the ground was very soft due to the work of a tunnel underneath the hill. An investigation has begun to decide if the conditions were up to standards, and if anyone is to be held responsible for the accident.
 
“At first we have to remove all the mud and rebuild the area, and in parallel we have determined to start an investigation to determine whether there is anyone responsible for the landslide,” said Minister of Public Works Alberto Undurraga, who arrived at the scene to oversee the beginning of the clean up at Apart.

Deadly Ebola Virus; Authorities are awaiting test results on two possible Ebola cases in Benin, Africa

Ebola Virus

Benin said Thursday that it has placed two patients with Ebola-like symptoms in isolation and was waiting for test results to establish if the pair were infected with the deadly tropical disease.

Deputy chief of staff at the health ministry, Moufalilou Aboubakar, told journalists that the two patients were being treated as suspected cases of Ebola and that blood samples had been sent to foreign labs for conclusive results.

“We cannot say today that the virus is in Benin,” Aboubakar told reporters. “The patients are in isolation and under observation pending the results of the ongoing tests.”

If the patients are confirmed to have Ebola, Benin would become the fifth country in the region to be hit by the outbreak.

One patient was identified as a Nigerian man being treated at a hospital in the capital Porto-Novo.

The other is at hospital in the economic capital Cotonou.

Tiny Benin shares a border with Nigeria, which has recorded seven Ebola cases including two deaths in its largest city Lagos.

Cotonou is just a few hours drive from Lagos and there is significant traffic between the two cities each day, especially among traders.

The deadliest ever outbreak of Ebola is spreading quickly across west Africa.

Nearly 1,000 people have died from the virus since the start of the year, mostly in Liberia and Sierra Leone — which have both imposed emergency measures to contain the spread — and Guinea, where the outbreak began.

Plane crash injures four people in Michigan, USA

Plane Crash Alert

A Cessna was destroyed but its four occupants suffered only minor injuries when the four-seater plane crashed after leaving the runway at Manistee Blacker Airport Tuesday at 3:17 p.m.
 
According to Manistee County Undersheriff John O’Hagan, the plane was unable to gain altitude and went down after its nose gear clipped the perimeter fence of the Manistee Township facility. The plane slid into a wooded area and struck several trees. It was a total loss, O’Hagan reported.

Tourist reportedly crashes drone into Yellowstone National Park’s largest hot spring

Drone Falls Into Yellowstone

Authorities at Yellowstone National Park are investigating reports that a tourist crashed a drone into the Grand Prismatic Spring, the park’s largest hot spring, on Saturday.

The tourist approached a park employee about getting the drone back after losing it in the almost 200-feet deep hot spring. The employee let the tourist go without initially reporting the incident to authorities.

“I don’t think the person who they spoke with realized that drones couldn’t be flown in the park or the implications of what they were being told,” Amy Bartlett, spokesperson for Yellowstone National Park, told CNN.

Drones are banned in national parks. The National Park Service announced in June that it was prohibiting unmanned aircraft from all park service-controlled lands and waters, totaling about 84 million acres throughout the country.

Park rangers have not yet spoken to the drone’s operator and are still trying to determine if they can even track that person down.

“The technology certainly has been around for a while, but this is the year that the problem has seemed to come to light for us,” Bartlett said.

Park rangers have not determined if the drone damaged the spring and if it’s necessary to recover it.

This is the latest in a string of recent drone incidents in national parks and beyond.

Visitors watching the sunset over the Grand Canyon were interrupted by a loud drone in April. And volunteers reported that a herd of bighorn sheep at Zion National Park in Utah scattered after being harassed by a drone.

Also, a Seattle woman called police in June to report a peeping Tom drone. The drone was hovering outside of her high-rise window, and the woman saw operators on the ground below with camera equipment.

The drone operators insist that they were not spying on the woman, but rather her view. They were working on plans for a new building.

Police said as long as the drone was flying in a public space, there was little that they could do.

Plane crashes killing 2 with 3 in a critical condition in France

Plane Crash Alert

The aircraft came down near the village of St-Jean-les-Deux-Jumeaux in the Seine-et-Marne department at around 12.30pm.

The two victims are believed to be the plane’s two pilots. Of the three injured, two are said to be in a critical condition, according to reports in the French press.

The aircraft – a single motor Pilatus PC12, took off from the Riviera resort of Cannes on Wednesday morning and was due to land at Courtrai in Belgium.

The cause of the accident is unknown, but there are suggestions that a wing of the aircraft became detached from the plane, shortly before it crashed.

Firemen, police and a unit from France’s air transport police (GTA) were at the scene.

This is not the first time a private plane has crashed in France. Last summer The Local reported how numerous people were killed in a series of crashes involving private planes.

A Plane Crash-Lands in Decatur, USA

Plane Emergency Landing

A pilot crash-landed in a cornfield near the Decatur Airport at about 5:45p.m. on Wednesday.  Workers in the control tower saw the crash-landing and immediately called emergency officials.  No injuries have been reported.  The pilot was the only person on the plane and he refused medical treatment.  I’m told it was a small plane, but the exact type of aircraft has not been confirmed.  The director of the airport said the pilot was attempting to land when something went wrong.  The pilot was not employed by the Decatur Airport.  The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating the cause of the crash.

Plane Crashes killing two in Siberia

Plane Crash Alert

A man and a woman are presumed dead after their single-engine trainer aircraft crashed during an attempted landing at a flight club in Siberia, a news report said.

The Yakovlev 52 plane, believed to have been carrying a male flight instructor and a female student, crashed early Thursday when trying to land at the club’s airfield near the town of Berdsky in the Novosibirsk region, a spokesperson for the local Interior Ministry branch said, Interfax reported.

The aircraft caught fire after the crash, regional Investigative Committee official Anton Chernyshev told Interfax.

The regional branch of the Emergency Situations Ministry said that the plane was headed for landing at a reserve airfield, the report said, without providing additional details.